Special Topics in Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΒΡΑΧΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑΣ / Special Topics in Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
CodeΤΓ1500
FacultyEngineering
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000135

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 80
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600118865
SectionInstructors
1. ΤΓ1500Ilias Bakasis, Agoro Dimadi, Styliani Manolopoulou-Papaliagka
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Identification and evaluation of the plausible rock mass failure mechanisms • Learning on how to estimate and calculate the safety factor on large scale projects • Learning principles on how to draft a geotechnical study • Learning of up to date numerical analysis software to simulate the discontinuum medium
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Empirical, computing and observational approach of designing in rock mechanics related issues. Stereo-geographical mapping of discontinuities. Investigation of plausible failure mechanisms. Safety factor. Methodology of drafting geotechnical studies – composition of geotechnical underground model - analytical methods – monitoring of a project. Current computing Rock Mechanics. Simulation of rock mass either as equivalent continuum medium or as a discontinuum medium. Τwo- dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) numerical analyses using up to date software. Examples of existing large scale projects
Keywords
Plausible failure mechanisms, Safety factor, Simulation of rock mass, Continuum and discontinuum medium, Numerical methods
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures281
Laboratory Work110.4
Reading Assigment401.4
Tutorial90.3
Written assigments220.8
Exams20.1
Total1124
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Last Update
03-10-2018